Physician Assistant Studies

Criminal Background Checks

Criminal background checks are becoming mandatory at medical institutions as a requirement of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). In order to ensure patient safety and security, South College requires a criminal background check prior to any applicant being admitted. Applicants should be aware that a prior criminal background could restrict the ability to obtain professional state licensure. Acceptance into a South College program does not imply or guarantee that a student will be able to obtain such licensure.